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Bay Street Cafe

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22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
+1 705-746-2882
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good31%
  • Average28%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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“fish tacos” (7 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in Parry Sound for lunch and car fill up. Stopped at 1st spot near the marina. Indoor and porch seating. Lots of items on menu. Had delicious burger and potato skins.

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service good food nice deck to eat on good selection of food on menu. I had the poutine it was great

Thank T1690CCbriana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice treat after spending the morning with a car bound 4yr old and 14 mos. old grandchildren. The environment was relaxing overlooking the marina. Menu offered a nice selection from which we ordered a ruben for myself and my wife had fish...More

Thank WilliamofWindsor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 8 and the staff worked hard to get us seated as the lunch crowd moved out. There were initial communication issues amongst the staff; however, we were eventually seated and orders taken. The daily drink special (mojitos) was pretty...More

Thank Amberly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant after getting off the Island Queen cruise and the menu looked good. We ordered a blooming onion as an appetizer. It was huge and yummy! We both ordered the fish & chips but should have ordered smaller portions as we could...More

Thank Rubyslippers16_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We end up here once every year. One of us had the trout -very nice. One had cheese nachos and two shared the nachos supreme. We liked everything, lots of food. The service was great. The nachos supreme might not be to everyone's taste but...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Something is not right. We have always enjoyed our annual stop at Bay Street Cafe, but this year it didn't live up to our expectation. Service was good. Flies were bad. French fry and battered fish oil hasn't been changed in a while. Pickerel tacos...More

Thank zelda13112018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tables inside and out were dirty. Inside there was a pervading aroma. We ordered fish and chips the supposed specialty and were very disappointed. Tasteless and later we had some stomach upset.

Thank bob349
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We stop at the Bay Street cafe annually during our week in cottage country . Honestly not sure why, they never seem to impress. Food is okay, typical chain-like food in a non chain setting. Mayo packets served on the side with your sandwiches... not...More

Thank TJNas
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Great onion soup, good salads but on this occasion the pickerel was disappointing. Bland and not best texture Key lime pie was yoummy. Always enjoy the fish and chips and ribs Frequent patron and will return hoping fish is better next time

Thank karenjgoldenberg
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How can Bay Street Cafe ( A Seasonal Restaurant - operates for a 6 month period only), get a negative review on April 20th 2016, when it only opened for this season on April 29th 2016? As it was also advertised in the local Newspaper again this year (as it has been done in each of the previous years) The restaurant opens towards the last weekend in April and closes During the Thanksgiving Weekend. Same time that the 30,000 Island Queen Cruise Ship stops running for it's season. As it always has, (20 + years), since they first bought it from the previous owners. Also did you ask to talk to the owners? There is always at least 1 person onsite at all times. You just have to ask to speak with them. If they are not already downstairs at that time, then they are working in the office upstairs. I am not an owner nor a worker there (I have no vested interest) but I am an immediate family member. But I can guarantee you that, They are (as they always have tried to be) committed to providing quality food and service. If you have a problem with the food or service, then ask for them at that time so they can help deal with it right then. They can also address it and keep on top of it, so that it won't happen again. Even when Trying to constantly prevent/keep on top of everything, certain situations unfortunately can still arise. However, they can't address/correct any situation unless people actually Talk (Not Text) to them. Please do not assume that they will arbitrarily find any online site and see/read the reviews posted, & then somehow correct/address any concerns in regards to the restaurant. The same can be said, with thinking that someone else will tell them. 2 of the 3 co-owners are quite elderly and don't know how use computers. They are not the majority owners. They do care about the customers, and their opinions on the restaurant and food. During the 6 months the restaurant is closed for the season, they ensure that they have all the equipment pulled out, so that the entire place can be thoroughly & totally cleaned from top to bottom and behind everything. The floors get sanded and redone, and everything (inside and out) gets a fresh coat of paint. They then get the service people to check the equipment operation and repair anything if it requires it. Lastly everything is thoroughly washed and cleaned before the new season begins. Would anyone spend their winners doing all that if they did not care about their customers and their dining experience? They also carefully select what type of food, cuts, quality and where they purchase it from every year. If they wouldn't purchase it for themselves, they won't purchase it for the customers that come to dine at the restaurant. That is exactly how they think and feel when dealing & purchasing anything from any of their suppliers. I can assure anyone that they really do care. They are now open for this season. Spring & Fall Hours 11 am - 9 pm Summer Hours (July & August) 11 am - 11pm Thank You for taking the time and consideration for reading this. I hope everyone has a great day! Sincerely, SD
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Jan H |
What once was good is now bad. Will never visit again and normally we're a few visits a season. Three different family members visited this year and all three walked away disappointed. Food was not properly cooked, service... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-2882
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